Youth Ministry

A welcoming community for middle and high school students

“I come because it’s different from other groups I belong to. It doesn’t matter what you are at school; here you can be more like you. It’s fun to be together with friends and do the trips, but sometimes there is something more. I can’t quite describe it, but that something more is why I keep coming back.”
– a First Church youth

FUMC Youth Ministry

The FUMC Youth Ministry engages all middle and high school students in a supportive, welcoming community that invites young people to grow in a life-long relationship with Christ and each other through service, worship, and fun.

Support Appalachia Service Project Team and Help Send 40 to Serve This Summer

This community of faith has a time-honored tradition of sending high school youth and their adult sponsors to the mountains of Appalachia to make homes in the region warmer, safer, and drier. These team-building trips are more than a chance to help vulnerable neighbors. Young people also learn about systemic injustice and begin building the habit of practicing mercy and justice in their lives. This year’s Appalachia Service Project (ASP) team—26 youth and 14 adults—heads to Breathitt County, Kentucky, which was greatly impacted by massive flooding last summer, on Friday, June 16. Equipping our team for their service requires much time, planning, and the financial support of this community. Please be in prayer for them as they make their final preparations, and for the families they will go to serve. Also, prayerfully consider making a financial contribution using the button below. 

Upcoming Events

Bridge the transition time of being a tween

Youth Movie Night at the Bullock IMAX: “Into the Spider-verse”

Sunday, June 4 | Time TBA | Bob Bullock IMAX Theater1800 Congress Avenue
All youth are invited to join us the afternoon of June 4 for the highly anticipated Spider-verse sequel! We’ll be meeting at the Bob Bullock theater. Showtimes are not yet listed, but tickets will be available here. We recommend being early to both buy your tickets and arrive at the theater to ensure we can all sit together. More details to follow!

Putt your heart into a night of mini-golf at local business

Youth Fun Night: Peter Pan Mini-Golf

Wednesday, June 7 | 4:00-6:00PM | 1207 Barton Springs Road
We are hosting a tee-rific outing to Peter Pan Mini-Golf! All youth are invited for some fun at a classic Austin venue. We will meet at the entrance and pay as a group! Please bring $20 cash for two rounds of mini-golf! (We may only have time for one round of mini-golf, but we will aim for two!) Youth can be picked up in the small parking lot in front of Peter Pan. Questions? Contact Devon Bailey, Director of Youth Ministries.

Help make Vacation Bible School fun for chidlren.


June 12-15, 2023 
The Hero Hotline Headquarters doesn’t run itself! A whole team of super adults and youth help make Vacation Bible School a wonderful and welcoming week of fun for all of our awesome kids. Youth (completed 6th-12th grade) are also invited to volunteer.

Sunday Schedule

Sunday School

Join us Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. to wake up with fellowship, study, and donuts! We will gather for music and announcements, then split into middle school and high school groups to awaken to God’s word.

6th-8th grades meet in Room 202 in the Family Life Center
9-12th grades meet in Room 203 in the Family Life Center


Engage – Sunday Evenings

Engage is taking a little break for the summer, but once school starts, come Sunday nights to dig deeper through fellowship, study, and prayer. We will engage our whole selves in discussion, prayer, and worship…plus a whole lot of fun! Engage meets on Sunday nights weekly throughout the school year from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. 

Connect Self, Community, God

Our Tweens (5th, 6th, and 7th graders) are invited to join us as we build relationships, serve, and help youth connect to one another and with God during the transitional pre-teen years. Connect will meet periodically on Fridays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center.


Our 8th, 9th, and 10th graders are invited to take the next step in their faith journey. Confirmation is an opportunity to respond to the grace of God available to us, as acknowledged in Baptism, and to promise to live as a person of faith. Confirmands are asked to remember their Baptism, so we ask each of our participants to have been baptized prior to completing Confirmation. Confirmands will complete their Confirmation by being asked to take the same vows of membership in The United Methodist Church and our local congregation that all who join are asked.